Tajfún Nepartak

- Tchajwan - P.M.

Supertajfún Nepartak pri oblasti Taiwanu, ktorý prináša vietor s rýchlosťou až 300 km/h by mal obývané oblasti zasiahnuť v noci na piatok a očakáva sa, že prinesie obrovské škody.

This 2.5-minute rapid scan visible imagery shows Super Typhoon Nepartak churning through the northwest Pacific Ocean today, July 6, 2016, from Japan's Himawari-8 geostationary satellite. Nepartak has intensified to a category 5 hurricane equivalent and poses a serious threat to Taiwan, Japan's Ryuku Islands, and eastern China. Although the forecast track has shifted slightly to the south and west, the storm is still continuing to track toward central Taiwan and is expected to make landfall late Thursday into Friday (local time).

The first unit of the Japan Meteorological Agency's third generation of geostationary satellites, Himawari-8, became operational on July 7, 2015. Providing visible light and infrared images of the Asia-Pacific region, data provided by the satellite are vital for global geostationary coverage. Carrying a similar advanced imager, the satellite gives us a preview of what we can expect from NOAA's GOES-R after it launches in fall 2016.

Click here to get more Himawari-8 imagery from our partners at CIRA (http://bit.ly/1D0Y8Zc).

For updated warnings and forecasts from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, please visit http://go.usa.gov/x36sQ

The video is courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

Posted by NOAA Satellite and Information Service on 6. júl 2016